Thursday, February 28, 2013

Doug makes homemade Mozzarella cheese! (My Christmas present x2)

This past Christmas, Doug gave me a cheese kit from William Sonoma. I have to admit, I was not that excited about the present. I know we like to cook and all, but it seemed like a lot of work.

We finally bought a gallon of whole milk to make the gift last week. So we opened it up and Doug started cooking it.

Maybe I was just overwhelmed by the 4 pages of directions….

Doug got it cooking and started watching the temp.

After 90 degrees, the curds start separating from the whey.    

Finally, the temperature hit 105 degrees and Doug scooped the curds out.  


Then you have to microwave it until the curds hit 135 degrees. Once that happens, you put the salt (and herbs) in and stretch the cheese to blend the flavors. Then you roll it into a ball…

And store! You are finished.

It actually tasted fabulous and was easier than I thought. I am now even more excited about my Christmas present. I think we can make 5 or 6 more batches with the kit.

Fresh Mozzarella for days! Thank you Doug! Thank you for the present and then doing all the work too!

Nothing says love like the gift of cheese to a girl that is addicted to it.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

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